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Charts and Graphs: Microsoft by Bill Jelen

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Introduction: Using Excel 2010 to Create Charts

Good charts should both explain and arouse curiosity. A chart can summarize thousands of data points into a single picture. The arrangement of a chart should explain the underlying data but also enable the reader to isolate trouble spots worthy of further analysis.

Excel makes it easy to create charts. Even though the improvements in Excel 2010 enable you to create a chart with only a few mouse clicks, it still takes thought to find the best way to present your data.

Choosing the Right Chart Type

Suppose you are an analyst for a chain ...

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